Hamburg ~ the little lioness

Hamburg

Hamburg
Looking out to sea

Okay, I’ll come out and say it now: I didn’t eat any Hamburgers in Hamburg. Feel free to leave now, if that’s what you were here for (or go look at the one I ate in Cologne the day before I went to Hamburg).

I’m going to just straight to my accommodation at Hotel Bremer Hof, a short walk from the Haptbahnhof, in the dodgy direction ;) My single room was € 40.00 per night for a single room with bathroom. No breakfast, but there was free wi-fi! :)

Hotel Bremmer Hof
Orange! So very Orange!

Hotel Bremmer Hof

Hotel Bremmer Hof
The impressive light fittings

Hotel Bremmer Hof
View.

After a brief settling in period, I hopped on the U and S Bahn and took a look around…

Hamburg
Floaty signs

A guy got stabbed here
A young man was recently stabbed and died on this platform

Hamburg
I loved the name ‘Schlump’!

Reeperbahn
Reeperbahn, pronounced “Raper-barn”… all the strip clubs and sex shops and brothels are along the Reeperbahn stretch of road above this station

U Bahn.
Tinny little U Bahn Trains

Hamburg

Hamburg

In the Budnikowsky store I set off the alarm and had to pull everything out of my backpack to prove I wasn’t stealing stuff. And interesting conversation where I only knew the word “tache” (bag) of the German :) In the end it was the bag itself that was setting off the alarm, so they desensitised it for me. I’d gone in to get new earplugs as I’d lost mine along the way…

Hamburg

I had lunch by the water, a cider and a Fish and Chips…

Cider
It was quite strong!

Hamburg
The Germans have their fish in little bits. Kid friendly?

Hamburg

I then used my all day public transport ticket to hop on a ferry rather than paying for a guided cruise ;)

Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg
German U-Boat

Hamburg
Building shaped like a boat

Hamburg

Hamburg
The Ferry company provided these handy maps on the tables on the deck.

Are we posing for a catalogue?
Oh, let us sling our jackets like we’re in a catelogue shoot

Hamburg
Water police station

Hamburg

2 way!
A two-way, outdoor escalator. Oh you Germans!

I went to St Nikolai, an old church that’s been burned, used as a landmark by the bombing allies, and now is a memorial to wars.

Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg

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Went up the elevator inside the church shell

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Like Cologne, most of Hamburg was rebuilt after World War II

Back on ground level the next morning, and I found the Scientologists!

Scientologists in Hmburg

More wandering ensued…

Hamburg

Took in a museum of crafts and design…

Home.
Wearable Tent

Hamburg
Apparently, this is for when it gets to over 50 degrees in Tokyo.

Hamburg

Hamburg
My next kitchen

Hamburg

After a late lunch, I found myself in search of football, being the first day of the World Cup and all!

Hamburg

And off to the FanFest for game two…

Hamburg FIFA Fanfest
Aussie….

Hamburg FIFA Fanfest

Hamburg FIFA Fanfest

Which quickly brought me to the end of my stay in Hamburg! Found a laudromat in the Reeperbahn area the next morning, then hopped onto my train to meet Rish in Berlin at 2pm!

Hamburg
Aye, more Haupbahhofs!

Hamburg
Countdown! GO!

Hamburg

Hamburg

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  1. August 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

    That tent looks a bit menacing with it’s hood – looks like a monument/statue?

  2. August 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    That boat building is amazing… I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

    • August 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

      Can’t remember what was in it… just saw it from the ferry.

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